tell stories. balancing hard, cold facts with stories satisfies both sides of our brains. the left side-- our judge and jury and number cruncher. and our right side-- our poet and comedian and artist. a good story does three things: it helps us recall the past, it helps us understand the present, and if it teaches a lesson, as most good stories do, it allows us to have some idea of what the future may hold. even a story you have heard or read before may have a new meaning for you today. it's why we go back to texts, religious and otherwise, that have meaning for us. if you manage others, i hope you use stories to inspire, to set limits, maybe just to put a light touch on things from time to time. we all like stories. i'm lou heckler. >> tom: that's "nightly business report" for friday, september 28. good night, everyone and have a great weekend. we'll see you online at nbr.com and back here monday night.